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When David Pearl and his kalla Rise Cooper came into my office, I could sense how special his neshama is by his the way he described his feelings about the tefillin that he had been using since he was a young … Continue reading
Checking mezuzos in factories and plants presents many special challenges.
One of my customers asked me the following question about peshutos mehudaros tefillin: You have written in your website that Peshutos Mehudaros are “not acceptable in halacha according to all poskim.” Are they acceptable for temporary use? For example, may … Continue reading
A new set of Tiferes Series Tefillin will be serving aboard a United States Naval Aircraft Carrier! I am proud to play a role in bringing Hashem’s name into a place that does not have a Jewish community through my … Continue reading
This Alter Rebbe Ksav mezuzah has two letters touching. Since each of the letters are still identifiable, it can be fixed, but until this mezuzah is fixed, it is posel. The bottom mezuzah also has letters touching. In my opinion, two … Continue reading
Take a look at this eBay listing and than take a look at my comments below. One thing is for sure: The person who is listing these tefillin is living in a different world than I am. In my world, I … Continue reading
This mezuzah is posel because the yud in the word לבנך, l’vanecha (your sons, four lines down, first word on the line) is missing its leg. An impression of the leg is visible, but the ink from the leg has completely … Continue reading
Tefillin parshios written by the famous Reb Nachman Sofer. The picture shows some of the unique aspects of his writting. Continue reading
These tefillin battim are very weak on the hinge spot, which is where they bend when they are opened and closed. In the first picture you can see the bayis, and in second picture I zoomed in on the weak … Continue reading
If you like this bag I will put you in touch with Rivky Kaufman who makes these bags. The one shown here is winter coat calf hide. It is very soft and is of interest to all who see it.